This year, many of the community agencies that our LMHP, Bree Borgsteadt, LCSW-S, typically relies on for supporting our families are not operating as usual, leaving many families with additional needs. So, we are asking our amazingly supportive community for any donations of HEB gift cards, Target, Walmart or other retail store gift cards, or even gift cards to local restaurants and fast-food restaurants.

If you are able to support these needs, you can drop off gift cards at McCallum (please make sure you are following all protocol for accessing the school), or mail them to McCallum (5600 Sunshine Dr. Austin TX 78756) with attn: Bree Borgsteadt, LMHP. Prefer to donate online toward the purchase of gift cards? Donate to Macares here.

If you have any questions, please contact the MACares Chair, Jennifer Sabolcik at Thank you for your support!

MACares is a subcommittee of our PTSA that works to provide support and assistance to our McCallum community in need. Bree Borgsteadt, LCSW-S is the Licensed Mental Health Professional for the McCallum Vertical Team (McCallum and the feeder schools-including 2 middle schools and 10 elementary schools) who identifies these families and determines their needs. This assistance comes in the form of emergency financial assistance to families in a crisis situation, HEB gift cards, Walmart and Target gift cards, as well as many more programs throughout the year.